Homemade Masala Dosas
*.Ingredients for Dosa Batter
Dosa rice or any normal rice – 3 cups
Urad Dal (Split black gram) – 1 cup
Channa dal (Split Garbanzos) – 2 tbsps
Methi seeds – 1 tsp
1.Wash and soak the above ingredients for at least 5-6 hours and Grind to a smooth batter along with a handful of cooked rice.
We can also use rice flakes (Atukulu) while grinding just wash and soak 3-4 mins in water and add to the rice dal mix to get brown dosas.
2.Leave overnight to ferment.the next day add salt and water to the required quantity to get pourable consistency.
3.Prepare dosas by heating the griddle or nonstick tawwa and spread the batter by rotating the ladle to make paper thin crispy dosas apply oil and turn the other side till done.And remove from tawa and repeat the process for more dosas.
*.Ingredients for Pappula podi (Dalia powder)
Putnala pappu (Vayinchina senaga pappu) -1 cup
Red dry chilis – 5-6
Dry coconut grated – 1/2 cup
Garlic pods – 2
Salt – 1 tsp
Dry roast the dalia , dry coconut and dry chilis separately and cool add salt and crushed garlic and blend into fine powder.
Remove into a bowl.
*.Ingredients for Potato Curry.
Potatoes – 3 med
Onions – 2 med
Green chili – 2 slit
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds – 1/2 sp
Oil – 2 tsps
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
Salt – as per taste
1.Wash and boil the potatoes in water till cooked through the middle but not mushy.Cool and peel cut into cubes and set aside.
2.Chop onions and slit green chilis.
3.Heat a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds and add green chili,curry leaves and onions fry 2 mins add Turmeric powder and potato pieces stir well add salt and mix well.
4.Remove into a dish.
To prepare coconut chutney.
Fresh Coconut Chutney
Fresh Coconut – 1 cup grated
Green chili – 1
Shallots – 2
Garlic pod – 1
Salt – 3 pinches
For tempering / talimpu
Oil – 1 tsp
Dry chili – 1
Mustard – 2 pinches
Curry leaves – few
1.In a small blender jar take all the ingredients add little water and grind to smooth paste,transfer into a serving bowl.
2.Heat a small pan add oil and splutter mustard and add dry chili deseeded and broken into small pieces and curry leaves fry 1 min and add to the chutney.Mix well.
For preparing Homemade Masala Dosas take a single dosa at a time sprinkle 1/2 tsp of dalia powder and place potato curry in the middle and roll.serve with fresh coconut chutney.
When the family sits together each can make their own and enjoy even the kids are interested to do so.